Things to see & do

Places to discover

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Walk the Roseland

The unspoilt Roseland is great walking country. The South West Coast Path can be accessed by a network of other footpaths that head inland, to create delightful circular walks, like this one by Carne beach.

What's on nearby

We run various events from opening the magazine at St Anthony Head, guided tours of the Veryan ROC post to beach cleans and apple days. Find out more about our coastal festival this year and watch our beautiful short film to inspire you to find out more about what we do along the coast.


In late spring and summer look out for Earl, the vintage Citroen van, serving specially blended teas and delicious baking in the courtyard at Porth Farm (next to Towan beach). Keep up to date with owners Seth and Jodi on their Facebook pages.

Look out for...

  • The panoramic views from St Anthony Head - crane your neck right to see up the Carrick Roads and over the water to Pendennis Castle and Falmouth
  • Curlew calls echoing across the creeks - the Roseland is a great birding spot
  • Sunrises over the sea while you stroll along Towan beach in the early mornings
  • Exploring rockpools at low tide at Porthcurnick beach - post photos of your discoveries on our Facebook pages
  • Carne Beacon, one of Cornwall's largest Bronze Age barrows, reputedly the final resting place of the Cornish King Gereint
  • Peregrine falcons high up above your head at St Anthony
  • How many butterflies you can spot along the cliff paths?

Top picnic spots

  • Anyone for cricket? Summer fun at Hemmick Beach © Emma Shepherd


    Hemmick is the perfect beach for sandy sandwiches, with easy parking just up the lane in Penare car park.

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    Carne and Pendower

    Bring your picnic blanket and eat on the sand dunes.

    At low tide you can walk right along the beach...

  • Anyone for cricket? Summer fun at Hemmick Beach © National Trust


    Enjoy the wooded creeks here.

    A short walk followed by a picnic.


  • St Anthony Head

    Walk down from the car park to see the sweeping views of Falmouth harbour.